There’s a thing in agriculture called soil depletion. It happens when an area of soil is over-cultivated, making it more likely for it to become depleted of all the essential nutrients needed for something to grow there.
Well, this is the same thing that happens when we consistently operate within our comfort zone. We’re unable to grow when we continue to plant ourselves in the same soil.
What’s so beautiful about this quote (author unknown) is that it has meaning both theoretically and literally. Our comfort zone is a great place to be because it’s easier, less stressful, and less challenging. However, when we don’t try or do something new, we’re not challenged, and we don’t grow. Perhaps we need to take a cue from agriculture by abandoning the comfort zones we’re in and planting ourselves in new soil.